MIDA

4.6
563 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
MIDA is a South End neighborhood restaurant, inspired by the simplicity of classic Italian dishes . Our menu focuses on many regions of traditional Italian food and culture, using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Reservations are accepted nightly starting at 5:00 PM, with a portion of our dining room held for walk-ins. For parties larger than four guests or if you do not see your reservation time listed, please contact the restaurant directly for assistance.
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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:15PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

What 563 People Are Saying
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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a casual but cool setting

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PJ
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I wouldn't recommend the Valentine's Day menu. It is a bit overprices and not as flavorful as I thought. I may check this place out on a regular night, but wouldn't do V-Day again.

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y
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

the food was weird. i ordered the split pea risotto and it was split pea stew, not risotto. and it was under cooked. i really wanted to like it but it was a let down

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T
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful meal in a great setting with outstanding service!

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RS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, Service was thoughtful and efficient
Brought friends from France to dinner there. They were delighted with the food and ambiance.
Doug Edwards is a food magic maker everyone should enjoy....

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JH
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience. Outstanding food and a very friendly staff. I spoke with the owner/chef after my meal and he truly wants to provide an outstanding experience. I will be back often.

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OT
New England
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mida is now a new favorite. It has it all--delicious food, welcoming service, and a fun and lively energy that includes a mix of communities and generations. We can't wait to go back.

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BO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. The brunch chicken sandwich was incredible!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice, great food, attentive wait staff.

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JG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and hospitality belong among the best in the city. The fact that the room is filled with various faces that do not necessarily look like each other is a refreshing change in the local restaurant scene.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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K
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. I love MONDAYS :
place is nice and clean and service
was great.

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OT
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The restaurant does not look bad, not cluttered but nice and sleek, however the food was terrible, I will NOT go back. service was not that great either. you figure when you order pasta the server asks you if you like grated cheese and fresh pepper? not here. he even looked annoyed when I asked for cheese ( which was not freshly grated but from the jar!), and he gave me another look when I asked for salt & pepper for the table. the pasta was so bad that as a lamb lover I told my friend “ this is the worst lamb I have had in my life” his food was not edible either. we won’t go back, ever.

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JQ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a freezing cold night but our reception from waitstaff was warm and friendly. Cocktail and dinner menu innovative and yummy. Thought the wine list was a teeny bit on the pricy side but not too far out of line. I ordered duck which was one of the best presentations I've had. My dining partners enjoyed their homemade pasta dishes. We enjoyed a chat with the very charming chef Douglass after our meal. Can't wait to return.

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BD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been dying to try this restaurant and finally did. Everything about it was outstanding; amazing drinks even creative non-alcoholic drinks too! Mussels app was best ever and pasta dishes were incredible with friendly service and great window views. Delicious cappuccino and great biscotti - Can't wait to go again!

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LK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

The dining room was empty and everyone was sat in the bar area - it led to a more energetic dining ambience but more difficult navigation for staff. Food was excellent, drinks were great, and I would return (with a request to sit in a booth next time)

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N
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with a friend and had the chef's tasting menu. Great value! Everything was delicious. Highly recommended!

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TR
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is suburb. The atmosphere was great by not being too posh, but also not a fast food, sit down type restaurant. The food was delicious and I appreciate that they had gluten free options for their dishes. Their service was amazing and had someone attend to us at all points throughout our time their. We ended up staying for 3 hrs because of the ambiance and people. I'm grateful that I was able to experience this gem in Boston. I recommend this place to everyone.

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EB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic and the service was great. Seating is a little tight so be prepared to get friendly with your neighbors!

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I have had the pleasure of dining in Boston. Terrific food, creatively prepared, knowledgeable staff, super friendly and prompt. Our party of 4 we're heading to the theatre so timecwas a factor. The staff ensured our food was delivered with plenty of time to enjoy. I can't wait to go back... again and again!!

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m
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a lucky find for us one night before an event at Symphony Hall and it was AMAZING. The food was delicious, the staff were awesome, and we can't wait to go back and try more of the menu.

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JK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a nice experience. Only negative - we were there for my girlfriend's birthday, which was noted on our reservation, and it wasn't acknowledged (despite having ordered dessert). We chose not to mention it at the time.

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MA
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is very good. All the pasta is made in house. Service was outstanding. Servers are very attentive and friendly. They give you a bottle of water when you sit down. Any time anyone who works there walks by and sees your glass half empty they fill it. Staff will converse with you and joke with you if you start talking with them. If you want a more private dinner. they will only talk business with you. The only problem I had with the place is that the tables are tight. You are very close to your neighbor. We were there on a Tuesday night which was not a problem. I am sure it might be a problem on a weekend night. I would definitely go back again.

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LF
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We're glad MIDA is within walking distance from our home and convenient to the theater and Symphony Hall. The menu is limited as to entree choices with more pastas than anything else. However, I was very happy with my salmon, as was our guest with her chicken and my husband with his pasta dish. We were bummed that, at 5:15pm, the kitchen was out of the short ribs since it was a cold night and that would have made for a good entree choice. It was strange for a restaurant that offers only three non-pasta entrees to be out of one of them so early in the night. The cocktails were very good, but again I was bummed that the bar didn't carry either Grey Goose or Cointreau to make my usual Cosmo. The bartender clearly knows his/her craft, but, for a really great Cosmo, Triple Sec just doesn't pact the umph that Cointreau does. Surprise me with Short Ribs and Cointreau next time please!

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Mida's brunch was a success. The menu offerings all sounded so good, it was hard to make a choice. Pancakes as an appetizer was a great compromise (for our indecisive group) and nice way to start the meal.

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b
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and wine! My only complaint is that we felt rushed; several times we had to tell a server not to clear a plate or a wine glass that wasn't yet done.

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l
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice dinner! Some items on the websites menu weren’t there when we had dinner - but everything else was fantastic

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H
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was great. The arancini appetizer was, as the waitress said, outstanding and a favorite. The four of us each had different pasta dishes (including a gluten-free) and each was superb. The gnocchi was so light in a lovely pepper-cheese sauce and my wife's gluten-free pasta was probably the best gluten-free pasta that we've had. The gelatos for dessert were delicious. Overall, not a bad bite for any of us for the whole meal-- and interesting drinks to boot.

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u
New England
34 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Mida but will definitely be back. The food was creative and delicious, the service was attentive but not overbearing and the surroundings were quite comfortable. This is a great neighborhood spot

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DO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Service was great. Liked the wine pour at the table. Foccacia bread starter and aracini were delicious. I had the chicken dish which was cooked perfect. Value was great as were the portions!

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous fabulous fabulous! loved it very much. If you want a nice vibe and atmosphere with a great food this is the place. Chefs table is a recommended.

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AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We did the Monday night Mangia (all you can eat pasta) and tried each of the different pasta dishes. The cool thing, is that they serve them to you in small portions so you don't get stuck eating a ton of only one type and not making it to the others. This was awesome, as we ended up trying dishes we wouldn't normally (lobster pasta), which we actually loved.

Would definitely go again.

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LT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience...food, drinks, service and ambiance...this is a GEM!

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B
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for my first visit!

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GM
New England
44 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and food at MIDA. Servers were friendly and helpful and we had a very enjoyable dinner.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food and such amazing service!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely dining experience!! The ambiance was at once quaint and lively. Delicious food served to perfection. Would absolutely come back. A great place to bring friends, family and co workers!

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our visit, food was great. Got to sit by the kitchen which was a treat, recommend it for a great dinner.

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QM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the fixed price menu - 4 course, 4 wines! Service excellent and perfectly paced.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant. We were given the chefs table, received a complimentary arancini appetizer that was exquisite, and received tip notch service from all staff members

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